the long and the short of it

Posted by sarah
Soon after I bought this dress from my local thrift store, I immediately regretted the purchase. I was drawn to the printed flowers and its silky fabric, but the shape of the dress was quite unflattering -- it was neither fitted nor flowy.

The overall length of the dress was a tad too short for me to give it much of a makeover, but I was able to chop off a 3-inch strip from the waistline, resew the top and bottom pieces together, and cut the crew neckline down to a bit of a v-neck, gathering the loose fabric with a button. Here's how the altered dress, now more of a tunic, turned out:

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